Help! Why Is My Air Conditioner Making That Noise?

June 17th, 2024

It’s important to notice when something is wrong with your HVAC system. Prompt repairs can make a huge difference in both repair cost and system longevity. But “Watch for these signs of AC trouble” or “Keep an eye out for air conditioner problems” are not actually the most helpful things to say when trying to help homeowners keep tabs on their air conditioners. 

This is because the most common early indicators that an air conditioner is struggling are not things you can see. Usually, they’re things you will hear. What sounds does an air conditioner make when it needs repair? What do the various noises mean? We’ve got some details for you.

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Water Heaters Need Maintenance, Too!

June 3rd, 2024

You know that your car needs maintenance and regular oil changes in order to keep running decently. You’ve probably heard that heating systems and air conditioners also need maintenance.

But what about your water heater? Do you forget about it entirely unless something is wrong and you end up in an ice-cold shower? It needs maintenance, too!

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Should I Repair or Replace My Old Air Conditioner?

May 20th, 2024

In our area, it’s pretty much summer already. You’re going to need to keep cool. Is your air conditioner up for the job? Old air conditioners are more likely to break down and require repair. And when they do, is it worth it to repair them? Or is a new AC unit a better choice?

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Got Kids? Here’s How to Avoid Plumbing Emergencies!

May 6th, 2024

If your home has children in it, you know better than anyone the sort of catastrophes they’re able to create. Whether it’s broken toys, injuries, or a virus that comes home from preschool and cascades through the whole family, kids bring a great deal of chaos to a home. And they can wreak havoc on your home’s plumbing as well.

There are two ways to approach plumbing disaster preparation. First, take steps to minimize the risk that your kids will cause a plumbing emergency. Second, have a plan for what to do if an emergency does happen.

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The Best Ways to Prevent AC Repair This Summer

April 22nd, 2024

When something goes wrong with your air conditioner, it’s extremely inconvenient. Problems are most likely to happen when your air conditioner is spending the most time running, which means during the hottest weather. Depending on what goes wrong, AC repairs can sometimes be costly.

We can help you with that. We can’t guarantee an air conditioner that works perfectly forever, no. But we can tell you how to make sure it works as well as possible for as long as possible. How can you drastically reduce the likelihood that your air conditioner will require repairs this summer?

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How Often Will I Need to Schedule Sewer Cleaning?

April 8th, 2024

Your sewer line is the central location where all the drain water and waste leaves your home. It carries it away to the municipal sewage pipe, which brings all the waste from your neighborhood to the sewage treatment facility. 

Clearly, the sewer line does a very critical and not particularly pleasant job for your home. You don’t want anything to go wrong in that process, or you’d have a big smelly mess on your hands! Sewer line cleaning is a plumbing service that can ensure waste drains easily and your sewer line stays in good condition. But how often should you have it done?

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The Top Reasons to Join Our AllTech Cares Program

March 25th, 2024

We talk a lot on this blog about the importance of maintenance for the various parts of your HVAC system such as your air conditioner, furnace, or heat pump. We point out the ways that getting repairs done as soon as possible can prevent a problem from worsening or from driving up your utility bills as your HVAC system struggles to get the job done.

But we don’t always acknowledge that paying for maintenance and repair can be tough, especially if you’re also faced with increased utility bills because of something that’s not quite right in your HVAC system. We’ve got some great options for making sure you get the maintenance and repair you need without paying more than necessary. Here’s the info.

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Why We Use Hydrojetting for Drain Cleaning

March 11th, 2024

Ah, your drains. They’re probably your favorite part of your home, right? You think about them all the time.

What’s that you say? You never think about them unless they get clogged?

Well, unfortunately, that’s true for many people. But when we don’t think about making sure our drains are working well, we’re more likely to end up with those clogs or other unpleasant problems.

Drain cleaning can be done when there’s a pressing concern, like a completely clogged drain—or more than one. It can be done when there’s a problem that’s a bit less urgent, like generally slow drains that aren’t completely clogged. And it can also be done preventatively, so you won’t end up with those problems. The way we clean drains is called hydrojetting, and it’s an ideal solution in all of those cases. Why is it the best option? We’ll explain.

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What to Do If You Suddenly Lose Water to Your House

February 26th, 2024

If we tell you to picture a plumbing emergency, chances are you’re imagining a geyser of water spraying from a broken pipe. But the exact opposite type of problem can also be an emergency: a lack of water.

What should you do if you turn on a faucet and little to no water comes out? We’ve got the answers for you.

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Why Are Some Rooms Colder Than Others When My Heater Is Running?

February 12th, 2024

As long as your heating system is running, your whole house should be cozy, right? But sometimes, a problem can occur which leaves parts of your home perfectly toasty while others have a distinct chill in the air. What can cause uneven heating and cold spots in your house? Do you need heating repair? Here’s what you should know.

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